Accelerating the recovery of the European Eel

BBC film on huge increase in glass eel recruitment

A film showing the incredible increase in the number of glass eels arriving in the UK has appeared on the BBC’s flagship Springwatch programme.

Springwatch 5Having joined SEG members on the River Severn during the UK’s elvering season, presenter Martin Hughes-Games told viewers how the number of glass eels arriving in 2014 has been dramatically higher than the recent lows of 2009.

The film also featured the work done by SEG and others to restock glass eels throughout Europe and to clear migratory pathways to enable more freedom of movement for eels and other fish.

The eel film started 41 minutes into the show

SEG would like to thank all of our partners who helped with the show including the elvermen of the River Severn, the Severn Rivers Trust and the Environment Agency.

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